Did You Know?
Luther students can sign up for the UR Guarantee program - get a guaranteed job after you graduate!
Luther College offers year-round campus and residence tours as well as one-on-one enrollment counselling.
Luther students enjoy personalized one-on-one academic advising: our academic advisors are here to help you from registration to graduation.
Luther College offers the best of both worlds: a smaller college environment with all the benefits of a larger university.
It pays to go to Luther College. Literally. Luther students are eligible for an additional $100,000 in scholarships, in addition to all of the awards available to them as U of R!
ALL U of R students including Luther students can take Luther courses.
Small classes = big advantages. As a federated college, Luther College classes are typically smaller. This allows for students to connect with their profs and classmates.
Board of Regents
The highest governance power at Luther College is invested in its Board of Regents. Regents are elected or ratified at the Luther College Corporation Meeting, which is held during the biennial national convention of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada. The Luther College regents provide nominations to the delegates at the Corporation Meeting. Board members are elected for four‐year terms.
The Luther College Board of Regents for 2017‐2018 comprised of the following individuals, who generously dedicated their time and effort to guiding the mission and values of Luther College:
- Janet Bjorndahl (2015-2019) – IT Analyst
- Lyndon Carlson (2016‐2020) – Retired
- Dr. Meredith Cherland (2011‐2015; 2015‐2019) – Retired professor
- Jeff Christiansen (2012‐2016; 2016‐2020) – Vice‐President Operations, Speers Funeral Chapel
- Beth Drozda (2016‐2020) ‐ Senior Human Resources Consultant, Access Communications
- Laurel Garven (2014‐2018) – Director of Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, ISC
- Rev. Daranne Harris (2015‐2019) – VP & Chief Mission Officer for the Bethany Care Society
- Jody Hilderman (2017‐2021) – Senior Mine Manager, Mosaic Potash
- Dr. Murray Knuttila (2014‐2018) – Professor of Sociology and Special Advisor to the Provost of Brock University
- Bruce McDowell (2012‐2016; 2016‐2020) – Retired
- Craig Moeller (2017‐2021) – Pastor, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
- Daryl Nelson (2014‐2018) – Farm Credit Canada
- Jana Odling (2017‐2021) – Lawyer, City of Regina
- Karen Pflanzner (2011‐2015; 2015‐2019) – Lawyer, Department of Justice
- David Solheim (2011‐2015; 2015‐2019) – Retired
- Gregory Swanson (2016‐2020) – Lawyer
- Karl Tiefenbach (2015‐2019) – Retired
The Luther Story
Two issues of Luther College’s alumni magazine The Luther Story were distributed by mail and email to an average of 7,530 alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends of the College. The Fall 2017/Winter 2018 issue featured alumni profiles, LCHS Homecoming 2017 and LCUR Residence Reunion 2017, LCHS donor report, donor focus on Dr. Lloyd Carlsen (HS’50, HSU’51), 20th Anniversary of the LCHS film program, LCUR faculty highlights, and on campus and class notes.
The Spring/Summer 2018 issues featured alumni profiles, 2018 Founders’ Day Dinner and Luther College Distinguished Service Award recipients, Reformation 500 celebrations, farewell to Rick & Nancy Hordern, donor focus on John Persson (HS’61, HSU’62), and on campus and class notes.
Founders’ Day Dinner
The Foundersʹ Day Dinner is a time when Luther College pauses each year to honour the individuals whose contributions allow the College to pursue its mission and fulfill its vision. The evening is named in recognition of all those people, past and present, who have participated in the establishment and growth of the College.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, over 100 friends, alumni, faculty, and staff of the College gathered in the Merlis Belsher Heritage Centre (old gym) at Luther College High School (LCHS) to celebrate the College’s donors and supporters. The evening included entertainment provided by Allan Liu, a grade 11 LCHS student as well as Jasmine Tsui, third year LCUR music student and Chloe Golden, third year music student, an update on the state of the College by Dr. Bryan Hillis, President of Luther College, and recognition of twenty‐one donors entering a new cumulative lifetime giving level. There are now 230 families, individuals, and organizations who are members of the Founders’ Society. 2017 marked the first year, since the establishment of the Luther College Distinguished Service award in 2012, that two recipients were selected, one for each campus. Barbara & the late Allan Christiansen (LCHS) and Dr. Rev. Dr. Roland Miller (LCUR) were all presented with the 2017 Distinguished Service
Every gift to Luther makes a difference, and every donor matters. The annual Founders’ Day Celebration is one way of showing our donors of how deeply thankful Luther College is for their dedication and support.
2017 marked the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, where Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the church at Wittenberg, Germany. During the month of October, Luther College hosted the following events in celebration:
October: The exhibition“#HereIstand.Martin Luther. The Reformation and its Results.,” a collection of 13 posters sponsored by the Saskatchewan German Council, was available for viewing in the Luther Chapel at the University campus.
October 22: The Luther Bach Choir (LBC) performed in a joint Campion‐Luther College Choral Concert featuring choral music of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Reformation. The LBC also performed a concert featuring music of the Reformation set by Bach, Brahms, and others on Psalm Sunday in April 2017, and a Bach Advent Cantata in December 2017.
October 30: Dr. Nicholas Terpstra, professor and head of history department at the University of Toronto and former Luther professor, delivered the 41st Luther Lecture entitled "Reframing the Reformation: Religious Refugees in the Early Modern World."
October 31: The 500th anniversary of the reformation was celebrated on October 31, 2017. This momentous day was observed in several ways at both the High School and University campuses. Many thanks to Meredith Cherland who served as the lead organizer of this celebration.
At the High School campus, David Peterson (LCHS Chaplain) lead a special chapel; Sean Bell (LCUR Chaplain) in Luther attire “re‐enacted” the nailing of Luther’s 95 theses; David Kaiser (former LCUR Chaplain) lead a chapel while roleplaying Martin Luther; contemporary theses written by students were symbolically nailed to a door supplied by Kris Dueck (drama); a rich Martin Luther portrait painted by our own Drew Hunter (art) was unveiled; Meredith & Carl Cherland donated a beautiful rendition of the Luther Rose; Reformation events and news feeds were played on the TV monitors in the student commons. Both the Luther Rose and the Luther portrait are currently on display in the showcase near the Royal Street doors.
At the University campus, a re‐enactment of Martin Luther nailing the 95 theses took place during Tuesday Timeout, with David Kaiser playing the role of Martin Luther, followed by cake, coffee, and conversation in the Luther Student Lounge, where there was also a television live‐feed of Reformation celebrations from Wittenberg, Germany.